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Thermal Imaging Microwaves

The Heat Map Microwave Visualizes the Cooking Process

— February 13, 2015 — Art & Design
The Heat Map Microwave is an invention that aims to abolish the long-standing problem of microwaves either warming up food unevenly or over-nuking their contents. For all of their convenience, microwaves are undeniably far from perfect. However, NASA engineer-turned-inventor has converted the humble kitchen appliance into a truly marvelous high-tech device. His take on the microwave provides a thermal vision display of your food, so you know when it's cooked.

The microwave's ceiling is implanted with an infrared lens that streams a thermal, birds-eye view of your food onto a display situated where the window normally is. As food warms up, it goes from blue to red to white when it's time to pull out. What's neat about the Heat Map Microwave is that it can be programmed to switch off automatically when it reaches this point.

The display can even be streamed to a mobile device via Bluetooth or WiFi, making it possible for you to monitor the cooking process remotely.


Trend Themes
1. Thermal Imaging Appliances - There is an opportunity to create other household appliances that incorporate thermal imaging technology to improve use and convenience.
2. Smart Kitchen Technology - There is an opportunity to create other smart cooking appliances with monitoring capabilities that can be remotely accessed through a mobile application or smart home system.
3. Personalized Cooking Settings - There is an opportunity to incorporate personalized cooking settings based on individual needs and preferences utilizing thermal imaging and other innovative technology in future kitchen appliances.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliance - There is a opportunity for home appliance manufacturers to incorporate new technology and innovation such as thermal imaging in their products to offer consumers improved functionality and convenience.
2. Smart Home - There is an opportunity for smart home manufacturers to incorporate more kitchen technology into their existing systems, offering consumers an integrated cooking and home automation system.
3. Food Technology - There is an opportunity for food technology companies to develop apps or devices that work in tandem with thermal imaging cooking appliances, allowing users to monitor and track their food more accurately.
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